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Grateful Dead Live at Lindley Meadows - Golden Gate Park on 1975-09-28

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Grateful Dead Live at Lindley Meadows - Golden Gate Park on 1975-09-28

Set 1

Help On The Way ->
The Music Never Stopped
They Love Each Other
Beat It On Down The Line
Franklin's Tower
Big River
It Must Have Been The Roses
Truckin' ->
Jam ->
Drums ->
Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey ->
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
One More Saturday Night

Set 2

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Lindley Meadows - Golden Gate Park
Location San Francisco, CA

Source 2 x Sony ECM-270 => Sony TC-152 >> MAC
Lineage MAC >> Nakamichi DR-8 => Korg MR-1000 >> DSF [1-bit 5.6448 MHz Stereo] >> Korg MR-1000 => Korg AudioGate >> WAV [24/96]
Taped by Bob Menke and Louis Falanga
Transferred by Bob Menke and Derek McCabe


Mastering Notes
-- Various drop outs patched with SBD (shnid=9392).
-- Various drop outs patched to mono.
-- s1t{14,15} - Transition between "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad" and "One More Saturday Night" patched with SBD (shnid=9392).

-- s1t12 - "King Solomon's Marbles" as listed is based on the sub-track titles from the CD version of "Blues For Allah", but just tracked here as one song. Title listings of this instrumental found on both commercial releases and legally traded sources are, to say the least, inconsistent. Whatever the case, we reckoned it was paramount to continue the tradition of inconsistency.

Taper Talk
-- According to Bob Menke, "It was an overcast day and we got there early. About 8:30 in the morning. That is how we ended up about 10-15 feet from the stage. The mics were mounted on broom sticks (handheld) and they were split about 20 feet apart. The upfront vocals I believe are the product of a small (relative to PA speakers) speaker on the floor of the stage next to the right PA column. The vocals seem to be blasting from that speaker. Another very intersting point is the fact that the Jefferson Starship opened and their sound from the same PA absolutely sucked. Nothing approaching the clarity and sound quality the Dead got from the same system."


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2015
Subject: --
A classic aud recording - everything from '75 is so instantly identifiable, so precious....

Big River still has need of a patch; the rest of this sounds just gorgeous. A well-known electric Kool-Aid-laced afternoon in the park.
Reviewer: thndrbill - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2013
Subject: Big Fun
Wow. I was at the show but I had not listened to it since. So much better and longer than I remembered. We were all so happy to see them play again. Fantastic quality for an AUD.
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 22, 2012
Subject: joyasm, monster franklin, GDTRFB @4.5min WOW
75 sweetness, Monster sound Quality Meaty balanced bass even @ Hi temp! Help>Slip rich jazzy Music primo. MONSTER Frankins!!!! NFA stellar launchin into MEGA GDTRFBADD ASS!
neat slice, great 5star recording, 4.5 playing

"aegret" needs to listen 2 matrix with BOTH EARS & open mind, as if he was front row hearing both monitors and wall of sound i love both AUD & Boards togather is like sex ! bedda togatha!~
this is a Primo!!! Have a Joygasm on franklins,GDTRFBas ass!!!
Reviewer: AndySorrell - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 22, 2012
Subject: excellent show
One of my favorites only for that Slipknot jam, the only downside is the cut Franklins, and the band split up the Help>slip>franks in the set, instead of playing it in it's entirety. Still an amazing show and I'm listening to this on linear KRK studio monitors and the quality is top notch for an audience recording. The band sounds tight, everything is spot on!
Reviewer: sjrw - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 21, 2012
Subject: Another true story
Ok folks, I offered up a story of seeing the Dead back home in Boston in 1978, here is another story. . . traveled in late 75 to Marin Cty CA from Boston with one of the loves of my life (at the time anyway, hey you Ellen), ended up in Mill Valley listening to Frank Zappa jamming through the eucalyptus forest in the backyard....but I digress...Anyway, after a about a 4 month trip across the great US of A we arrive in SF (Mill Valley to be precise), and the very next day after our arrival, see this show on the evening news.....indeed folks, we missed the show!! it is, immortalized forever - thanks so much!
Reviewer: lealand - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 22, 2011
Subject: Golden!
Far out, baby! ...Far Out!
Reviewer: cordedpoodle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 1, 2010
Subject: Note: This is 24 Bit version
This is 24 Bit version. I thought I'd make that point. There is a 16 Bit version with much smaller file sizes.

Not being an expert, this sounds pretty swell to me. Particularly the flacs themselves. Wish I was there so much.

My first dead show: Sacramento Memorial Auditorium - March 11, 1968 Double billed with Cream


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Took 1/2 of a pink cap. Way, WAY too much. Note ticket price $3 $3.50 $4
Reviewer: SoundsLikePurple - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 14, 2009
Subject: Lsd
The band later said everyone on stage was tripping, fun to know how well they do this show.
Reviewer: scottmcarthur - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 28, 2009
Subject: Great!
This was a pleasure to listen to!
Reviewer: PhotonBoy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2009
Subject: One year..
..and many listens later this has become one of my top two favorite shows (8/27/72 is the other). Definitely one to play for friends who don't think they like the Grateful Dead. The sound quality is absolutely fantastic, especially considering it's an AUD. The band is super tight, playing with a telepathy and exuberance that the crowd obviously shares. Jerry's sweet vocals are right up front for a change and Phil is dancing on that bass like nobody's business.

This recording, more than any other I've heard, captures the effervescent vibe of a happy crowd digging a beautiful day of awesome music in Good 'Ol Golden Gate Park in Good' Ol San Francisco. Bob Menke & Louis Falanga have captured magic and put it into this nugget of a recording. When it exits your speakers it reemerges as sparkling at the day it entered those microphones.

Imagine the bragging rights that kid who was born during the show has! I hope he/she has had a chance to listen to this recording and hear their birth announced to the world from the stage by Phil Lesh during one of the best Grateful Dead shows ever.

As someone who didn't appreciate the Grateful Dead until decades later, to think I was an adolescent kid running around the streets of San Francisco somewhere while this show was going on just blows my mind. I can't help but wonder how my life would have been different if I had stumbled upon this concert..

Thanks to the tapers.
Reviewer: Stargazin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2009
Subject: THE BEST!!!
This recording is AMAZING.
Reviewer: BawstonStrangler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2008
Subject: Complete Show
This is the one you want. Jay, the DAW Doctor, did a great job of enhancing his Bertha remaster, but unfortunately his version didn't have the baby banter. Even the version with on-stage mics has cuts & is missing TLEO. I recommend getting this MOTB show first & then maybe the Jay Ashley SBD.

Slipknot!>Baby & Doctor Call (8 sec of Baby Tuning)>TMNS>Stretcher Call>TLEO>Father Call

Some posters have said that they can't hear the Eleven Jam. It's here, just totally refurbished, slowed, & jazzed up. Personally, I prefer the early wild, untamed, primal, & raw versions myself, like say 12/29/68 or 10/12/68.

I wonder if that's the father still being paged at the end of the show. Must have been dancing his ass off the whole time.
Reviewer: Zooomabooma - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2008
Subject: .
GREAT show!

But you'd think someone woulda made it more clear that one is 16 bit and one is 24? No?

Hey, remember when trading tapes was so much simpler than digital?!
Reviewer: aegert - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 25, 2008
Subject: 16 vs 24
The 2 file sets are different because one is 16bit and one is 24bit that's it!

Reviewer: morst - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2008
Subject: Incredible audience recording!
WOW, Five big stars for this one! I noticed an unpatched glitch in Big River, but it's not enough to cost this a star! Excellent performance, excellent sound, funny stage banter, a baby being born, and one of only 4 performances of the band from 1975!

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